How to use the corrections on your notebook entries? Hey fellow language learners! I'm enjoying the notebook exercises because I like to see the corrections to my mistakes. I'm curious how others use these corrections. Do you rewrite it? Do you make flashcards? Any tips or ideas?
May 5, 2018 2:59 PM
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Hi Liz, 

While I don't write as often as I would like, I find the corrections invaluable.  I carry around an actual notebook and copy some of the corrected sentences to the notebook as part of my daily "Gold list" exercise.  You can look up "Gold List method" on Youtube for more explanation in case you're not familiar with it.  I'd prefer it over flashcards.

May 16, 2018
Usually, the multiple difference corrections on my entries confuse me. I have no Idea what is the best correction, but at least some people put more effort into making it readable and comprehensible by showing the changes and ears in a clear way. Those are the ones I tend to mark as best.

What I don't know how to do, is remember how to actually use those corrections to learn. Flash cards are not bad for vocabulary but I have such a backlog of words because I can't remember them. Hmm, maybe I could clear out the backlog of ones I can't recall, and just work with these ones because at least I have context for them.

Perhaps same with grammar points.
July 16, 2018

@viet nguyen

How interesting to hear! I do exactly the same thing after discovering  the Goldlist method about two and a half years ago. I also use this method for lesson corrections as well as for new vocabulary from my reading and listening. Currently goldlisting in four languages.

May 16, 2018

I have never tried to create flashcard out of my notebook corrections, but I think it's a good idea. I think we can on one side, write the sentence in our native language and on the other write, the sentence with the correction in the target language, or on one side, just leave a blank on the correction (if it´s a word or a group of words) and on the other, write the whole correction. Any other ideas?

May 6, 2018
I read the correction a couple of times and then I try to understand why some things were wrong.
May 6, 2018
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English, French, Spanish, Turkish
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Spanish, Turkish